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It Ain't Half Hot Mum Complete Series . . . ?

It Ain't Half Hot Mum. Image shows from L to R: Gunner 'Lofty' Sugen (Don Estelle), BSM 'Shut Up' Williams (Windsor Davies), Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont (Melvyn Hayes). Copyright: BBC.

It Ain't Half Hot Mum

India, 1944 - a Royal Artillery Concert Party try to avoid going in to action by performing for the troops with their brand of camp entertainment

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vangogan

  • Friday 12th March 2010, 4:01pm
  • Allentown, Pennsylvanai, United States
  • 23 posts

Does anyone know if they'll be making a box set of all the It Ain't Half Hot Mum series?

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Aaron

  • Friday 12th March 2010, 4:33pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 67206 posts

I think that they will. When is the question, and that's anyone's guess. 2entertain are somewhat unpredictable. If you want to buy the series, I'd just go ahead and do it. Really could be another couple of years before they get around to packaging it up. On the other hand, it could be done for Christmas 2010.

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The Rook

  • Friday 12th March 2010, 5:03pm
  • Leeds, England
  • 670 posts
Quote: Aaron @ March 12 2010, 4:33 PM GMT

I think that they will. When is the question, and that's anyone's guess. 2entertain are somewhat unpredictable. If you want to buy the series, I'd just go ahead and do it. Really could be another couple of years before they get around to packaging it up. On the other hand, it could be done for Christmas 2010.

It's what I'm keeping an eye-out for. I've been adding up how much it could cost buying the now reasonably cheap early series. Worth the wait if you haven't started collecting them methinks.

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Kenneth

  • Saturday 13th March 2010, 7:24am [Edited]
  • Australia
  • 4381 posts

Odds on the Complete Series 1-8 could be released in Australia first. Series 8 was just released here, so I'd expect the box-set by about August, looking at how releases were timed for shows such as Allo Allo and Are You Being Served? (the Complete Collection of which is to be released here next month).

EDIT: Probably a waste of money, as I already have Series 1-10 of AYBS, but the spiel promises: Are You Being Served: The Complete Collection includes: Unique Handbag packaging, all 10 series, 5 Christmas specials, 1 new disc of exclusive content and a 16 page collector's booklet. I wonder whether the "exclusive content" will be the doco that recently aired in the UK, plus the older documentaries of Funny Women - Molly Sugden and Funny Turns - John Inman.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 13th March 2010, 11:29am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 67206 posts

Certainly sounds like a box set I'd want to get.

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Oldrocker

  • Sunday 14th March 2010, 12:13am
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13416 posts
Quote: Kenneth @ March 13 2010, 7:24 AM GMT

Unique Handbag packaging,

They should make it look like a pussy !

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Kenneth

  • Sunday 14th March 2010, 12:29am
  • Australia
  • 4381 posts
Quote: Oldrocker @ March 14 2010, 12:13 AM GMT

They should make it look like a pussy !

They have tried to give it some innuendo by calling it The Complete Package. The 'handbag' does look a mite tacky though.

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Oldrocker

  • Sunday 14th March 2010, 12:31am
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
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Quote: Kenneth @ March 14 2010, 12:29 AM GMT

They have tried to give it some innuendo by calling it The Complete Package. The 'handbag' does look a mite tacky though.

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Only in Australia !

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Aaron

  • Sunday 14th March 2010, 12:51am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 67206 posts

Ah, I see that BBC Worldwide are inflicting that new big purple blog abhorrence upon you too. That set would look really nice without it.

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Kenneth

  • Sunday 14th March 2010, 1:17am
  • Australia
  • 4381 posts

Yep, that purple thing has been showing up on the latest Doctor Who releases, as well on new packaging for 3-episode only re-releases of several old shows under the umbrella of 'Comedy Bites'. I don't think much of the cartoony covers of the Comedy Bites range or the miserly 3 episodes per disc. I assume they're unique to Australia or Region 4.

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Aaron

  • Sunday 14th March 2010, 1:31am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 67206 posts

Yeah, Network have done very-very limited releases of a few shows in just a 'teaser' with 3 random episodes. I suspect just as a kind of taster to see if it sells at all, before embarking on full series runs. Woolworths have also had their own special editions of some shows (possibly all Universal Playback releases) with 3 eps in, as a supposed good-deal taster bargain thing... But yeah. Other than that, it's not generally something we have.

I *really* hate those massive, highly obtrusive rating blocks they have on your releases too. So ugly.

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Chappers

  • Sunday 14th March 2010, 1:31am
  • Surreyish., England
  • 27211 posts

Especially as they're crap illustrations. That doesn't look at all like Artwright or the Vicar of Dibley.

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vangogan

  • Saturday 24th July 2010, 7:15am
  • Allentown, Pennsylvanai, United States
  • 23 posts

Any further news on whether there will be a box set of the complete IAHHM series?

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Aaron

  • Saturday 24th July 2010, 12:06pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 67206 posts

Same answer as previously, I'm afraid.

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